Guatemala: $70 million for School Infrastructure

The Morales administration has announced that it plans to carry out maintenance and restoration work in 4,000 educational establishments located in different areas of the country.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Authorities at the Ministry of Education stated that the maintenance works on buildings in the educational network will be financed with national funds and with a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

According to details provided by representatives of the executive, of the $70 million that will be invested, $23 million comes from the Government of Guatemala and another $47 million correspond to part of an IDB loan approved by the Congress of the Republic in April.

See also "Public works planned in Central America"

Regarding the disbursement of resources, Óscar Hugo López, Minister of Education explained to that " ... the removal of some 2,000 educational establishments is contemplated with Q171 million ($23 million) of national funds, and next week that money will start to be delivered to the Parent Organizations (OPF), which will be in charge of buying materials and executing the work."

In relation to the IDB loan funds, Lopez explained that " ...In September the loan funds could be available, and in October and November the disbursement made to the OPFs to work on the removal."

Are you interested in construction projects in Central America?

Receive information about our monthly report including a complete list of all the major and most important construction projects seeking government authorization.

Request more information:

this site is protected by reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy and terms of service.
Need assistance? Contact us
(506) 4001-6423

CentralAmericaData is the leading B2B market research company in Central America. We specialize in compiling, validating and analyzing data from the economic activities in Central American and South American countries, along with Mexico. We provide our clients and companies with presence in the region relevant information to define business strategies and make adequate decisions. Learn more about our services here

More on this topic

Guatemala: $100 million to Fund Infrastructure

November 2016

The government has announced that in 2017 it will put out to tender 45 infrastructure projects, financed with funds from the Inter-American Development Bank.

Health, education, security, and water and sanitation are the areas in which the Guatemalan government plans to develop projects in 2017.

Guatemala: Poor Implementation of External Loans for Public Works

October 2016

Up until September government institutions had only executed 13% of the total amount of funding provided by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Although changes were made in the legislation to accelerate the implementation of funds in various state entities, there are still obstacles to streamlining processes.

Panama: $20 million for Rural Electricity

April 2014

With a loan from the Inter-American Development Bank and through means of public-private investments electricity network coverage will be expanded in rural areas.

From a statement issued by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):

"The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the approval of a loan of U.S.

Costa Rica: $200 million for Municipal Roads

July 2011

The Costa Rican Legislative Assembly has approved a $200 million loan for road infrastructure.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loan, is part of a loan package of $850 million, which will be disbursed in installments.

"These resources, which are exclusively for matters relating to road infrastructure, will be used for a second tranche of cantonal road development in a number of towns and roads that have already been established, the projects will be monitored by a unit of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation", published

 close (x)

Receive more news about Infrastructure & Construction

Suscribe FOR FREE to CentralAmericaDATA EXPRESS.
The most important news of Central America, every day.

Type in your e-mail address:

* Al suscribirse, estará aceptando los terminos y condiciones

Tailor made software for construction companies

O4Bi is a system that allows to control and manage what a company needs: the complete process of development of works, accounts receivable, treasury, banks, sales and accounting.
O4Bi is a very robust system that allows to control and...

Stock Indexes

(Apr 6)
Dow Jones
S&P 500


(Feb 18)
Brent Crude Oil
Coffee "C"